Golf Club at Ballantyne, The

4.4152000000 4.4 stars from 5 (171)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6740 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Dana Rader Golf School"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes, at certain times
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate dress attire includes collared shirt, Bermuda length shorts, no jeans or jean shorts, no halter tops.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6740 yards 71.7 132
White 71 6125 yards 69.1 128
White (W) 71 6125 yards 75.3 140
Green 71 5400 yards 66.1 121
Green (W) 71 5400 yards 71.2 130
Red 71 4760 yards 62.8 110
Red (W) 71 4760 yards 66.9 117

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 171 Reviews
5 stars:
96
4 stars:
58
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

160 out of 168 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers entertaining clients a weekend splurge   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks dinner patio dining  

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Reviews


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"Don't play on the weekend!"


CBSattorney's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Love the course, played on a Thursday the week before, went back for a Sunday round, mistake. Scheduled tee times every 8 minutes, told by staff they had over 200 rounds scheduled. Doesn't work on this course.

First 4 holes took two hours, with waiting at each hole. Front nine took 3.5 hours, was enough for me, I left. Was starting to move by 7th hole. Slower than Pebble Beach on the weekend.

Course is beautiful, greens were great, I played well, even with the waiting.

Check how full they are before you play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"One of the Best Courses in CLT"


jlee196's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2017
Previously played Walked Hot weather

Reviewed on

Whenever you can get this course for a Hot Deal book it. Over priced for the regular rack rate, but one of the better courses in Charlotte.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great value and fun course"


cbenko85's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing the course after staying at Ballantyne Hotel for a conference. Course was fairly challenging (I'm a 4 handicap) but mainly because of greens. Greens were in great shape - ran fast and tough pin placements. Overall, course in good shape but you can tell that it gets a lot of play ... I'd play again for sure! Fun course and glad I played here. May be a little difficult for high handicappers.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great conditions, slow play mgmt issues"


chagerma's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Got a great deal on a GolfNow Hot Deal. I think that is the only way I'd play this course and I look for them often. Otherwise, I'd rather drive 15 more minutes for the same quality at half the cost. I have no issues with the course. The course was in great shape. I had an issue with a marshall not properly managing the players. If a foursome has open holes in front of them, the marshalls need to encourage that group to let the threesome behind them play through or speed up. The fact that the foursome is "on pace" is irrelevant and not an excuse if the group behind is playing faster and waiting on every hole.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fantastic golf course"


teubank's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was able to get 18 holes in under 3 and a half hours! The course is always in great shape and if it was a little more affordable I would play it more often. The people are great! The customer service is top notch! Definitely one to try!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pretty course"


wmh591's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course played very short this day but that didn't stop it from being hard. While there is not much ob, the pins were placed on tiers that would challenge any golfer. Overall great day, staff was very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Robert3254308's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



mikesti33's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Perfect as Always!"


nomad6923's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Once again, Ballantyne doesn't disappoint. The staff is very kind and friendly. You can't beat the facilities, especially the proximity of the driving range/multiple practice greens/ and the mini-clubhouse to the first tee. Most importantly, the course was in top-notch condition, considering it's been pretty dry the last 10 days. The greens are rolling as quick as ever, and you definitely want to stay below the hole. The 18th hole is undoubtadly the best closing hole around, featuring views of the resort. However, I recommend playing the course Monday-Thursday ($60), opposed to $80+ on the weekend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"best greens on any public course ANYWHERE!!!"


putterboy14's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

staff friendliness was GREAT!!! greens are always perfect!!! fairways fine and dandy. need some new sand in bunkers.getting a little thin...best practice areas found anywhere!!! well stocked pro shop. bag service was top notch. even though the young man who put my golf bag in my trunk hit my bumper and left a scratch. EVEN after I told him it was heavy and to be carful. but he was real nice about it.so no big deal...LOVE LOVE LOVE the greens!!!! thanks for a great round. Greg


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Golf"


uIRWF3657IR's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

On vacation for 5 days and I was over excised yes I will return again I also text some of my golfers drienso they can visit .


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Almost perfect"


Benjamin938's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved everything about course and people. Their policy of adding tax to everything instead of including it in rack rate and food and drink cost left me feeling "nickel and dined". Selling for 3 times the store price should be enough.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Simply the best public course in Charlotte"


ZOTKE582's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Without a doubt this is the best public course in the Charlotte area. The layout was very good, and the course conditions were fantastic. I will be going back as much as I can.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day except the pace of play"


JeffHorak's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Super course in great shape. Hard to understand that they were runnuning on schedule with tee times and the first 6 holes took 2 hours to play. A ranger finally came out and either people left or they pushed them along as the final 12 holes played a decent pace.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautifull glf course"


u000003061725's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course lived up to my expectations

Looking forward to playing there again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Somes44's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm not from around the area but I had really high expectations for this course from all of the reviews I read. First and foremost the staff was top notch! The greens were ok and still a little bumpy in spots but rolled fairly true considering it's a public course and not all players have the etiquette to repair the greens on approach shots. The pace of play was horrendous; actually the longest round I have ever played!! 6 hours for 18 holes is pathetic!!! Granted I get not everyone is a high caliber golfer but it's up to the course to manage pace of play and waiting 10 minutes between holes is unacceptable for a course that isn't that long to begin with. I hope this is just a one off but I definitely will be very hesitant to play again for the price tag of $85 plus.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is a must play!"


u000007053288's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

My dad, brother, and myself are out of towners who came to Charlotte to celebrate my daughter's wedding. I was looking for a nice course to play to celebrate this joyous occasion and Ballantyne exceeded my high expectations. The golf course was is pristine condition! The greens putted true, the fairways were well manicured, and the layout was very nice!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Copperpeak2001's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow play-thin grass"


u247824815's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very slow play over booked. Very late growth stage for spring. Greens smooth, good pace, wouldn't hold, hard.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"ballantyne"


cwisicle's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was worth 5 stars. Best greens I've played on in years. Actually had grass to hit off of in the fairway. Paid 49 through golfnow prepay special and was worth every penny. The ones complaining about buildings around the course obv hasn't played in the middle of a city before. I don't pay attention to anything but the course and the scenery whenever I go somewhere. Was def challenging. 18 was a great finishing hole. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because it took me driving around 25 minutes and asking 3 different people where the proshop was. Gps took me to the premier building. proshop is right beside the gallery restaurant and ballantyne motel. No signs whatsoever telling you where to go.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



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